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Contracts Manager

Manage the end-to-end contract process.

What's it like to be a Contracts Manager?

A Contracts Manager oversees projects from start to finish, ensuring the work is completed to the agreed time and budgets. They work on projects in many different industries, from construction to transport.

Contracts Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Draft, analyse, negotiate and agree contracts.
  • Serve as a single point of contact during contract negotiations.
  • Manage record-keeping of communication, documentation and contracts.
  • Obtain input from internal subject matter experts regarding pricing, commercial requirements and constraints, and delivery timelines.
  • Resolve contract-related issues, externally and internally.
  • Manage the contract’s end, including renewals, cancellations and renegotiations.
  • Provide updates to internal stakeholders.
  • Act as a point of escalation during the life of the contract.
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How to become a Contracts Manager


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Your path to becoming a Contracts Manager will depend on which industry you are working in. A qualification in business, construction, or law may be an advantage.

  1. Complete a Diploma of Contract Management (10526NAT). It will take you approximately 2 years full-time and entry requirements vary across institutions.
  2. Gain accreditation for on-the-job experience you’ve gained with the Contract Management Professional (CMP) certification.

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How do Contracts Managers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 16 Contracts Managers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.7
Job satisfaction
3.9
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.1
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
3.9

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Latest Contracts Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 15 Contracts Managers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
The opportunity to save your company millions and make sure all aprties to a contract are treated fairly. Without good Contracts Projects don't happen.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Network Admin (ICT) and Building and Construction
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Dispures,negotiations and fraud
The good things
The people you work with and meet who are usually very professional and qualified. Fifo is great because you get free accommodation, food and air flights and most projects have gyms. Challenges are ma...
The challenges
There is a lot of people that are not properly quaqlified or experienced that you have to deal with. Engineers handing out variations when they shouldn't and they have no clue of what the contract say...
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Aug 2019
Tough but rewarding role, plenty of room to move with experiences gained within the role.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Operations
The good things
No two days are the same. Fast paced environment, making the days seem shorter than they actually are.
The challenges
Being stuck in the middle of conflict acting as the conduit between clients and senior management.
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